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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
+1 514-872-9150
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Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city's history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers year-round temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montreal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-a-Calliere inaugurated a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.
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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-872-9150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice tour of this museum. It was well laid out with a helpful opening video presentation). A little pricey ($20/adult), but worth it.

1  Thank Traveller-BL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Private beautiful Christmas party, with a guided visit to the museum. The hockey exhibition was amazing! The gorgeous dining room was surrounded by floor to ceiling was window with stunning views of the old port of Montreal.

Thank Belinda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to start, even before the Cathedral. Immediately upon entry, watch the 20 minute movie, which gives a great run-down of the history of Montreal. Then check out the ruins, and for a bonus, the sewer, which leads to the ruins, which...More

2  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rarely do kids enjoy a static museum as much as mine did this one! The intro movie really got them curious, and then as it showed the history, you felt like the explorer/archaeologist, delving into how the stones showed the history. We would visit here...More

Thank Sunshine256singer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a striking contemporary glass building in Old Montreal, the Musee d' Archeologie is located on top of the remains of where the city was first settled in 1642. The excellent multimedia presentation is a good way to start your visit. The permanent collections...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the introductory film (with headsets so available in many languages) on Montreal as it gives a great 20 minute introduction to the history. And then moved downstairs to the 'dig' area where you can see a small bit of the actual town and then...More

Thank KootenayKathy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little museum. I learned a ton about the history of Montreal and Canada. It was very cool to see actual ruins from when Montreal was founded. Some of the ruins don't have the best explanations for their place in the larger...More

Thank ellenoftroy728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum gave a good sense of the history and archeology of early Montreal. I thought it was a good use of technology to highlight the old while looking towards the future.

Thank algxcskier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to go to understand the histroy of Montreal, from the indigenous tribes right through to the more recent of history european colonisation. The bottom level of the museum exhibits the remains of the very first settlement by French colonizers in...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The idea of combining archeology and history together in the same museum is a stroke of genius! A good three hours needed to truly appreciate what the museum has to offer. Will go back there again when we return to Montreal.

Thank MikeGoalie
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from ronpare8 | Reviewed this property |
I phoned them and Yes they do supply Wheelchairs for free now the Fee is 20 dollars and 65 and over 18 i hope you enjoy it this is their phone number 5148729150
25 August 2016|
Response from Leslie B | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least 2 hours. They have group tours available which are recommended for more insightful information. After the tour, you can linger at your leisure.
7 February 2015|
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Response from Pointe-a-Calliere | Property representative |
The Museum has a single admission rate that provides access to the Museum as a whole, which includes several exhibitions. First off, the Yours Truly, Montréal multimedia show and two permanent exhibitions, Where Montréal Was... More